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The Guild of Nurses - Past Events

Working with the Cavell Trust

The Guild of Nurses was honoured to be invited to join the Working With scheme run by The Cavell Trust.  The Court voted unanimously to support this initiative, which will build on our current organisational links and enable us to contribute appropriately to a body that shares our values and benevolent aspirations. Edith Cavell was…

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Red Cross Christmas Market

At the end of November, the Guild were delighted to support the Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall. Many City Livery Companies support the market by selling wares relevant to their trades and along with Foodiefest, celebrity chefs, live music, demonstrations and commercial stalls make this an important and exciting biennial City event. The Guild…

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Tour of Palace of Westminster

On Monday 6th November after meeting up for a coffee and a chat in the Jubilee Café, 12 members and guests met up with our informative and amusing guide, Nick in the 11th Century Westminster Hall. The tour lasted just over 75 minutes and included the magnificent Queens Robing Room, Royal Gallery, Lords Chamber, Members…

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The Lord Mayor’s Show 2017

For the second year, the Guild of Nurses paraded through London in the Lord Mayor’s Procession. What an honour!  We marched behind our banner (so beautifully made by Middle Warden Elizabeth Turnbull) and kept up the pace with our distinctive red and black umbrellas.  We were walking with the Phoenix Past Masters & Cook and…

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St Paul’s Cathedral – 6 November 2017

The Master and Honorary Clerk attended the service for the opening of the Garden of Remembrance in St Paul’s Cathedral Churchyard.  This was at the invitation of the Royal British Legion. This moving occasion is held annually to launch the City of London Poppy Appeal. The tradition of poppy planting was the idea of Major…

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Annual Church Service and Declaration Ceremony 2017

On Tuesday 10th October the Guild of Nurses had their second church service in St. Lawrence Jewry Guildhall. Over 90 people attended and were able not only to partake of some magnificent hymn singing, but to hear anthems by the choir of St. Mary’s undercroft, led by their director Rob Page. We were then given…

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Medical London Walk – 23 September

21 of us and “Lucky” the dog joined Mo Corcoran, Blue Badge Guide on a highly entertaining and informative walk through the streets of Medical London on Saturday 23rd September. From the starting point of Holborn Tube Station we headed towards Lincolns Inn Field the largest public square in London, laid out in the 1630s.…

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Education and Professional Development Event 19 September 2017

The Guild of Nurses Education and Professional Development Committee hosted an event at Guildhall on 19th September 2017. The focus of the evenings discussion was “Keeping quality at the heart of patient experience”. Our 2 speakers, Jane Ray, an Inspector from the Care Quality Commission  and Fran Davies, Director of Quality Improvement, at NHS Improvement,…

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House of Commons Dinner – Monday 11th September 2017

The Palace of Westminster was the venue for a glittering dinner at the House of Commons.  A wonderful evening commenced with drinks on The Terrace overlooking the Thames and the rain stayed away long enough for us to enjoy the unrivalled outlook across the river – the Nightingale nurses amongst us enjoyed this very special…

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Careers Events – 11 July 2017

Careers Event at “Echoes across the Century Exhibition” Guildhall Art Gallery “Echoes across the Century” has been an exhibition in the Guildhall Art Gallery from Spring of this year. On Tuesday 11th July, a careers event was held at the exhibition with 16 professionals from the Livery world giving information and personal stories to over…

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